The Validity and Reliability of the Korean Version of Readiness for Practice Survey for Nursing Students

Tae Wha Lee, Yoonjung Ji, Yea Seul Yoon

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Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Korean version of the Readiness for Practice Survey (K-RPS). Meth-od: The English Readiness for Practice Survey was translated into Korean using the Translation, Review, Adjudication, Pretesting, and Docu-mentation (TRAPD) method. Secondary data analysis was performed using the dataset from the New Nurse e-Cohort study (Panel 2020) in South Korea. This study used a nationally representative sample of 812 senior nursing students. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analy-ses were also conducted. Convergent validity within the items and discriminant validity between factors were assessed to evaluate construct validity. Construct validity for hypothesis testing was evaluated using convergent and discriminant validity. Ordinary α was used to assess reliability. Results: The K-RPS comprises 20 items examining four factors: clinical problem solving, learning experience, professional responsibilities, and professional preparation. Although the convergent validity of the items was successfully verified, discriminant validity between the factors was not. The K-RPS construct validity was verified using a bi-factor model (CMIN/DF 2.20, RMSEA.06, TLI.97, CFI.97, and PGFI.59). The K-RPS was significantly correlated with self-esteem (r =.43, p <.001) and anxiety about clinical practicum (r =-.50, p <.001). Internal consistency was reliable based on an ordinary α of.88. Conclusion: The K-RPS is both valid and reliable and can be used as a standardized Korean version of the Readiness for Practice measurement tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-581
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author would like to acknowledge professor Chang Gi Park, Ph.D., at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) statistical support for this manuscript.

Funding Information:
21 FOUR Project funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea, Yonsei University College of Nursing. The other authors declared no conflict of interest.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No.2020R1A2C201062413).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Korean Society of Nursing Science.

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  • Nursing(all)


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